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I'm going to try to untangle the historical posts from the general discussion forum and place them all here.  We should have separate threads for adoptees searching and natural / birth / first moms searching.

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by on Feb. 24, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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drfink
by Silver Member on Feb. 26, 2016 at 1:08 AM

adopteeme is giving you great advice. I have a friend in your age range .She is adopted as was her birthmother .Both of her birthparents ....not together ,he was married ,died relatively young .Through DNA testing and a couple of these FB groups she knows and now has a relationship with her maternal grandfather .His brother was the one that had his DNA done but he connected her to her grandfather. They live in the area now so she met them quickly .Also through the same route she knows and has met her paternal uncles and cousins . 

Plus the biggest is her mother had all three daughters by three fathers adopted .She now has a relationship with them also .

Good luck .

Quoting adopteeme:
Quoting excougarmama:

Female baby. Born 1/15/1977 in Portage Wisconsin at Divine Savior Hospital. Mother was 19 years old and had a son. That is all I know. 

Just in case you are denied by WI the **privilege** of obtaining your Original Bcert- I strongly suggest autosomal DNA testing. Ancestry dot com DNA, 23&me, and family tree DNA all offer tests. NO ONE will have to give you permission before you can know your origins by DNA testing. Here are a couple message boards that can help you find family with DNA. On Facebook: DNA Dectiives, DNAAdoption Community, Family Tree DNA On Yahoo Groups: Unknown Father DNA group. Good Luck!


the.real.me
by New Member on May. 6, 2017 at 11:49 PM
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Has anyone done their DNA with Ancestry?   I've discovered I am a total DNA nerd and love to try and put together the birth family puzzle for adoptees.  Its sort of become my evening hobby.  I would be more than willing to guide you to finding your own or do it for you if its just not something that clicks for you.  

onethentwins
by Gold Member on May. 8, 2017 at 5:10 PM

I haven't but I know several who have.  An adoptee I know has been searching for her birth father for years and years.  She did her DNA and found a half sister from him, who was also an adoptee, and was able to find him from her.  Such great stories. 

Quoting the.real.me:

Has anyone done their DNA with Ancestry?   I've discovered I am a total DNA nerd and love to try and put together the birth family puzzle for adoptees.  Its sort of become my evening hobby.  I would be more than willing to guide you to finding your own or do it for you if its just not something that clicks for you.  


adopteeme
by Bronze Member on May. 8, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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I found my Father using DNA.
I matched with a 1st half cousin with X between us.
I have been searching for my NPE paternal grandfather for several months.
Something isn't quite right...

I have 7 third cousins that fit into my Pat Grandfathers line, but 2 of those cousins ALSO fit into my Paternal Grandmothers line.

And a 4th cousin whos shared cm is 32.
But on paper? Her grandfather and my suspected grandfather were siblings.

My mirror tree is attached to one of the 3rd cousins. I have 32 shared ancestor hints.
I just can't figure it out.

If you're offering help, I sure could use it.


Quoting the.real.me:

Has anyone done their DNA with Ancestry?   I've discovered I am a total DNA nerd and love to try and put together the birth family puzzle for adoptees.  Its sort of become my evening hobby.  I would be more than willing to guide you to finding your own or do it for you if its just not something that clicks for you.  

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